Class of 2015
Read my blog: Class of 2015 Freshman Blog—Kevin C.
Hometown: Southport, CT
Minor: French Cultural Studies
Current residence: McCoy Hall
Campus involvement: Tutorial Project, Mock Trial, Blue Key Society
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins to me is everything that a great university should be: It's beautiful, the professors are brilliant, the distribution requirements system is liberating, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the people are really smart. When I factored all these together, deciding to come here was an easy choice.
Favorite class: Contemporary African Political Economies in Historical Perspectives. First, I just love to drop that name in conversations. It makes me feel smart! But also this class challenged me in ways I never expected—I wrote essays diagnosing problems I never even knew existed, I dropped terms like “agricultural intensification” and “prayer economies” as if they had been part of my lexicon my entire life, and the professor, now retired, was both incredibly accessible and one of the foremost authorities on many African issues. What an amazing experience!
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: It's not even close to a competition here—Kurt Hummel from Glee. He's in a league of his own.
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: Levering Hall! I really like the leather chairs and fireplaces vibe going on, it’s right next to Pura Vida café (which makes an amazing mocha), and sometimes the tutorial kids come down to study. It’s just got a really great ambience going on.
What I want to do with my major: Right now I really want to use it to teach American history in high school.
Coolest (spring/summer/winter) break experience: My trip to The Gambia this summer, teaching math and journalism in a school for underprivileged girls, was certainly the experience of a lifetime.
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